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North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Test

by Countable | 11.28.17

What’s the story?

For the first time since September, North Korea has launched a ballistic missile test.

"The missile was launched from Sain Ni, North Korea, and traveled about 1000 km before splashing down in the Sea of Japan, within Japan's Economic Exclusion Zone (EEZ)," Pentagon spokesman Col. Robert Manning said in a statement, according to reports from ABC News.

The missile posed no threat to the United States, its territories or allies, despite being the highest and longest missile flight to date.

The South Korean military launched a precision missile strike drill of the same height and duration within minutes. That missile landed in waters off the east coast of South Korea, reports CNN.

Speaking with reporters, President Trump addressed the launch, saying, "We will take care of it…It is a situation that we will handle."

The president also addressed the Democratic congressional leaders decision to skip a meeting this afternoon about tax reform, and commented that he expected the missile launch would force them to call him, "though maybe not because all they care about is raising taxes."

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  • Marylynn
    11/29/2017
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    Perhaps if the Liar in Chief would keep his mouth shut and stop tweeting, maybe we wouldn't have this problem with No. Korea. They're two ego driven fools who should be removed from their positions of power.

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  • Kenneth
    11/28/2017
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    Snowflakes already starting with their hand wringing as if North Korea could assault the USA. Get your all grownup panties on wimps cause this bullying will not stop until made to stop. Research how Germany bullied the world and had to be forced to stop. We will use our first strike ability to reduce little fat guys military to a corner gang. Then we auction the remains to China, Russia & South Korea. “Lead, Follow or get the hell out of the way!” OoooRahhh

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  • Azrael
    11/28/2017
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    Why would anyone want to serve in our military after witnessing the disrespect shown our ww2 hero’s by trump? We’ll still serve our country but he is not our commander in chief Bone spur fake

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  • James
    11/28/2017
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    I posted opinions about this in the past few months! I admit that I was wrong by predicting that by Sep. Oct. that it would all go down! But as evident it could go down any day! Behind the scenes I sure that Our President, President Xi, and the Prime ministers of both South Korea and Japan and many other countries are hard at work behind the lines! I don’t know how much harder we can punish North Korea as evident they can not even feed or provide medical care for their own armed forces! As evident! The soldier that ran across the DMZ the other week and shot five times was lived full of large parasitic worms! And think about it! As a Vet and I served along the Iron Curtain furring the Cold War. I was in a priority one unit! We were 28 minutes away from first contact with Soviet and Warsaw Pact Forces! We had the very best of food in our mess halls! If we had a tank that blew an engine anywhere wether in a training exercise or in our own motor pool a brand new pack was helicoptered in! Now getting back to North Korea! They do not have the money or resources to hold large frequent exorcises and manouvres as the place is poor! 60 year old Soviet and Chinese made ground equipment! Their ordinance for their cannons and tanks is so old they don’t even know if it can fire! So that’s why they want a nuke missile that try to take us or our allies out! Their land forces would throw down their rifles and surrender! They are full of worms for Gods sake!

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  • OldTimer
    11/28/2017
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    I can see no reason for US Citizens to live in fear of any country in the world, much less some terroristic rogue nation such as North Korea. It is time to take a strong position to get them to change their mind about threatening the US and our allies.

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  • NoHedges
    11/28/2017
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    Stocks hit record highs with news of latest missle launch! This simply more war mongering, North Korea is a pushed external threat. Net neutrality is the internal button being pushed.

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  • Debi
    11/30/2017
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    SHUT TRUMP UP! GET THAT DISTURBED PERSON AWAY FROM MY LIFE!!!!

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  • Terry
    11/28/2017
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    What ever happened to the reverse propaganda war ? Like radio free Europe, there was former seal who said drop 25 million cells in NK and open a free satellite WiFi to let the people hear the truth. Blockade NK too. All this before war.

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  • David
    11/28/2017
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    What we are waiting for, Strike them the WAR!

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  • Debi
    11/30/2017
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    Get your president out of office. Problem solved.

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  • James
    11/28/2017
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    They even have threatened Vietnam and other Southeast Asian nations if the kick their embassies out! Now if that’s not being a Nut Bag what else is? Come now! Vietnam? Really?

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  • Michael.J.L
    11/28/2017
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    With an incompetent in the White House and the Department of State being decimated how can anyone expect us to resolve this?

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  • Tami
    12/05/2017
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    More sanctions! Shut this dictator down!

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  • Claude
    11/29/2017
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    If you permit Trump to start a war with North Korea, you will participate in killing millions of innocent people. Maybe you should consider voting to rebuilding our State Department. Why is it a surprise that Trump’s threats of using nuclear weapons, do not lead to country attempting protect itself. If Trump lies about a tape and continues support faults conspiracies; how can you trust anything he says

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  • Terry
    11/29/2017
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    Reverse propaganda to inform the people and blockade of NK.

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  • Amy
    12/01/2017
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    Please do something about this. It’s terrifying. Our president is out of control. I am embarrassed to be an American

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  • Catherine
    11/28/2017
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    I get very upset with anyone who is in favor of war with a country that has nuclear weapons! How stupid are people to think the North Korea won't be using those weapons on their neighbors at the least and the US in the worse case scenario. Insanity is what I call the whole thing!

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  • Kenneth
    11/28/2017
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    OMG the snowflakes are already starting with the hand wringing BS! Grab your all grownup panties! The short fat dick-tator bully will not stop until the big guys force him to stop. Study up on Germany before and during WW II.

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  • Susan
    11/28/2017
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    Trump does not have what it takes to deal with this situation. Clearly he has just made matters worse since he’s been in office. Matters worse for everything he’s touched. We’re screwed as a nation. Something needs to be done but with this congress nothing will be done so NC will continue showing us how big their private parts are and trump will continue showing us how tiny his hands are and we will continue going down as a nation. Thank you very little trump and congress. I have never hated a group of people more.

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  • Christine
    11/29/2017
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    djt and his administration are all completely incompetent.

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